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OSHA fines RWS Manufacturing for not fixing problem

OSHA fines RWS Manufacturing for not fixing problem

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put a fine of around $200,000 on RWS Manufacturing, which is in the Washington County town of Kingsbury. It said the upstate New York manufacturing company failed to correct combustible dust hazards that were identified during inspection that was conducted before a fire broke in the plant last December.

OSHA fines Sunfield $3.4 million for safety violation at Hebron facility

OSHA fines Sunfield $3.4 million for safety violation at Hebron facility

Sunfield Inc. has been fined $3.4 million due to its Hebron plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration had issued the company 57 citations for safety violations. OSHA calls fines one of the largest OSHA penalties ever filed against a company in the automotive parts industry.

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Ashley Furniture agrees to pay $1.75 million fine for violating employee safety

Ashley Furniture agrees to pay $1.75 million fine for violating employee safety

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday said that Ashley Furniture is ready to pay $1.75 million to settle alleged safety violations at four of its plants.

The manufacturing company as part of the settlement would keep a vice president to make sure safety measures to protect employees are implemented and that annual status reports to OSHA is submitted during two years of agreement. With the settlement, the company is hoping to correct all cited violations.

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Hospitals to Keep OSHA Updated On Workplace Injury and Illness

Hospitals to Keep OSHA Updated On Workplace Injury and Illness

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Labor Department issued a new federal legislature on May 11, 2016, making it mandatory for employers to keep OSHA updated electronically on the injuries and illnesses that occur at workplace. The information will be publically released on an online searchable database by OSHA.

The final law entails anti-retaliation protections associated with the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The level of electronic submission of the information will depend upon the establishment’s size.

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Many severe workplace injuries go unreported

Many severe workplace injuries go unreported

Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA), this week, released a report claiming that there were 10,388 reported severe workplace injuries last year. The injuries range from less serious to severe casualties, which include hospitalization, amputations or loss of an eye.

OSHA recommends Safety Guidelines to Retailer Stores to Ensure Employee Safety

OSHA recommends Safety Guidelines to Retailer Stores to Ensure Employee Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has sent a letter to major retailers last week to remind them about the potential hazards presented by the upcoming Black Friday sales events. Black Friday is a day of hyperactive shopping that happens immediately after Thanksgiving.

The letter offers recommendations on how to keep their employees safe during the busiest shopping day of the year. OSHA's 'Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers' remind retailers to plan ahead for large crowds, prepare for emergencies, and train their workers in crowd management procedures.

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